Didier Drogba has confirmed he wants to stay at Chelsea and see out the remaining two years of his contract.
The Ivory Coast international reportedly wanted to quit the Blues in the summer with Milan, Real Madrid and Marseille all interested in securing his services, but Chelsea refused to countenance a sale.
Drogba has now revealed that for the first time in his four years in England, he has not desire to quit Stamford Bridge.
“I would love to go on until the end of my contract here which is two years,” confirmed the 30-year-old striker.
“You have to understand that I was saying I wanted to move but Chelsea always showed me respect, saying that they wanted me to stay because I was one of their best players. That gave me confidence. I am really happy here.
“It is the first season I have wanted to stay. I have changed, of course. And I am really happy I have changed.
“Even if I went, I didn’t know if I would find what I have here. I am not the kind of person who is scared of a new challenge, that is why I was saying that. But I don’t need to move.”
Drogba has been heavily criticised during his time in England for the ease at which he goes going to ground, but he claims to have adapted his game.
“It’s made me think a lot about what do I need to do to change?” he added.
“What do I have to do to adapt to the English mentality? How can I give my best for them to respect me more?”